We get it; you’re super duper busy, and taking time out to book a salon appointment every few weeks can easily slip your mind. Forgetting to get a haircut may not seem like such a big deal initially, especially if you’re working on growing out your hair. But trust us, there will come a time when nothing, neither serum nor hair mask, will work its magic.

Why? Because split ends are dead hair ends and nothing but a chop will have any effect on them. Cutting your hair is the only way to stop the seemingly endless cycle of bad hair days that you’ve been living with.

Not sure if you’re at the point where an emergency phone call to your hairstylist is needed? Here are all the tell-tale signs that you needed to get a haircut yesterday.

 

Your hair looks dull, limp and shapeless

Your hair looks dull, limp and shapeless

If your locks constantly look like they lack shine, even after you have followed a thorough hair care and wash routine, then it is time to visit the salon. Additionally, if you observe that your roots feel flat and lack volume, then it is a clear sign of grown out hair that needs to be cut right now.

 

Your hair gets tangled easily

Your hair gets tangled easily

Another sign of overgrown hair that needs a cut is that the ends of your hair get tangled and knotted more easily than you thought was possible. This happens because the ends of your hair are oldest and tend to get easily damaged leading to knots.

 

Your hair tapers way too much when plaited

Your hair tapers way too much when plaited

The biggest sign of healthy hair is that it has the same thickness and volume from top to bottom. To check if yours does, braid small sections and see if the plaits taper into a point at the bottom. If it thins out at the ends, then you probably have split ends that need to see the face of a scissor soon enough.

 

You have one too many bad hair days

You have one too many bad hair days

No matter how much you pamper your tresses with hot oil massages and deep conditioner, your hair still looks 'blah' almost every day. Well, it could be less to do with your hair products and the weather, and more to do with the fact that you desperately need a haircut.

 

Your hair refuses to be styled

Your hair refuses to be styled

If more often than not you see yourself styling your hair in a top knot or ponytail, then maybe it is time to think about the last time you actually cut your hair. If styling your hair has become somewhat of a hassle, and no amount of tools or products seem to bring it to life, then it is a major indicator that you need to visit your hairstylist ASAP.